The Piano Lesson (1995)
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Critic Reviews for The Piano Lesson
There is an element of magical realism to this story, not unlike Toni Morrison's Beloved, and that comes across well.
Passionate screen adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about two siblings forced to clarify their values about tradition, money and desire.
Audience Reviews for The Piano Lesson
It was weird... but still a pretty solid movie. I enjoyed when they sang. It was poetic.
Where the 2000s have been dealing with Tyler Perry's terrible "black cinema", this made for television film is a superbly acted and well made drama about life as an African American in the 1930s. Even though it isn't perfect this film works as a period piece and as a current piece.
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